Tuesday September 11, 2012

LEE -- In a 4-0 win over Mount Everett that featured plenty of offense for the Lee girls soccer team, Wildcats coach Lauren Finnegan gave a lot of credit to her defense.

"Our defense truly kept the forwards in the game," Finnegan said of her back line of Hadley Cook, Nicole Beliveau, Meghan Cook and Nikki Laudon. "They [Everett] could not penetrate our defense, so our defenders kept the ball going forward, which allowed us to barrel at the goal as much as we could."

The Wildcats certainly did that, outshooting the Eagles 34-4. Victoria Murphy scored Lee’s first two goals, with Stephanie Young scoring the other two.

Sam Hoover stopped 30 shots for Mount Everett.

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Everett 0 0--0

Lee 1 3--4

First half

L--Victoria Murphy (Moriah McKenna), 32:16

Second half

L--Murphy (unassisted), 45:40

L--Stephanie Young (Sammy Hontas), 56:28

L--Young (Murphy), 65:52

Saves: ME--Sam Hoover 30. L--Sara Middleton 4.

Greylock 5, St. Joe’s 0

WILLIAMSTOWN -- Kelsey Orpin scored a goal in each half to key the Mounties’ first win.

"We’ve been chomping at the bit to play," said Greylock coach Tom Ostheimer. "I think getting that first goal was key. We had a little trouble scoring last year, so it got us off to a good start."

Margot Besnard had a pair of saves. She also added an assist, punting a long ball that got behind the Crusader defense. Alex Majetich picked the ball up and popped in for a score.

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Greylock 3 2--5

St. Joe’s 0 0--0

First half

G--Alex Majetich (Margot Besnard), 9:30

G--Kelsey Orpin (UA), 25:20

G--Alexandra DeVeaux (Majetich), 34:10

Second half

G--Orpin (UA), 51:25

G--Sophie Leamon (Miranda Bucky), 56:10

Saves: G -- Besnard 2, Charlotte Rand 1. SJ -- Kendall Smith 16.

Boys
Ludlow 3, Wahconah 0

LUDLOW -- Defending Division I state champion Ludlow controlled the game for most of the afternoon, according to Warrior coach John Kovacs.

"It’s a typical Ludlow team. They pass very well and they controlled the ball," said Kovacs. "We tried to counterattack, but we didn’t have much success."

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Wahconah 0 0--0

Ludlow 1 2--3

First half

L -- Jeff Danek (Curtis Pereiera), 30:30.

Second half

L--Kevin Borowiec (G. Costa), 54:00

L-- James Patterson (UA), 67:12

Saves: W -- Nick Turella 12, Chris Daplan 2.